This wasn’t made for specifically “Barbie” but for 11 1/2 dolls in general.
I can see the potential for this to be someone’s cherished toy from the 70s. The typical fold up case style from most toys sets during the time would make this an easy play set to take anywhere.
At first I mused that Barbie would only be able to ride side saddle as her legs would not bend at the right locations. But the ad says that the horse is designed to accommodate that issue. (I am guessing that means skinny horse in the middle!)
The other thing I noticed is the way the dog is sized in the picture. If you read the ad it says the dog is 6″ tall and 10″ long. That would make the dog over half as tall as Barbie and length wise only 1 1/2″ shorter than Barbie. It would also be as half as tall as the horse and almost as long! Sneaky aren’t they…
It looks like Ideal was trying to capture some of the Barbie market with this doll Suntan Tuesday Taylor.
This ad features Tuesday Taylor’s Rustic Lake House, Volkswagen Camper, Summer Vacation House and the Winter Home. Just like Barbie she seems to own a lot of real estate. Yet she chooses a Volkswagen for her mode of transportation instead of a pink Porsche. Rich, tan but yet economical.
Hello everyone! I had to take a hiatus from blogging last week so that I could keep up with the work flow at the office. Not that I blog while working (lol), but I do 90 percent of my updating during lunch. I needed that time for other things last week.
We had a visitor stop by the blog and was talking about some of her toys and she had mentioned a beauty center. I am going to see if I can find the one she talked about but I haven’t posted any beauty centers period so I wanted to start with this one.
The thing that looked odd to me (granted this is only 1972) is that Barbie has a 60s look to her.
Holy cow! You must have it all when your townhouse comes with an elevator. 🙂
Though it looks to me that the rooms are not as spacious as the ad would proclaim, this play set is still huge, coming in at a whopping 3 1/2′ tall.
With all the talk about Barbie’s figure and it’s influence on our children, maybe we should look at her wealth! I demand equal play sets. Where is the Barbie 1 room apartment that comes with a rusted out pinto! lol
My apologies for the late comment response and few posts last week. Seems like whenever I am gone for a week, the following week is a whirlwind. I am excited to say, that yesterday, I picked up an electric guitar which was one of my goals for this year for learning something new. Enough of that… on to the 70s.
We are starting the week off with the Barbie Dream Boat. Barbie has it all, doesn’t she? This boat was huge! At 4′ feet long that would about the same size as your child! Where on earth did our parents find places to put all of these large play sets.
I have noticed a lot of the toys in the 70s folded into convenient carrying cases. One of our army men play sets did the same thing. That was one of the toys we were allowed to take when we went some where because it was so hassle free. Is it the same way still these days?